Raffle at the 2014 HLAAKC Picnic

Yesterday, we talked about the vendors who will be at the picnic.

Today is all about the raffle!

Every year, we host a raffle to help raise money for HLAAKC. Your generous donations go toward helping us host events like these, pay for printing costs, support others with hearing loss and so much more!

If you’ve attended one of our picnics in the past, then you know that the raffle is a lot of fun! Here’s how it works:

1) We will be selling raffle tickets for the suggested donation of $1 per ticket. You may purchase as many as you want! Raffle tickets will only be sold at the picnic.

2) The raffle items will be set up on a table with a container by each item. You can purchase as many or as few tickets as you like, and place your tickets in as many or as few containers as you like. The more tickets you buy, the better chance you have of winning!

3) We’ve listened to your feedback and this year we are changing things up a bit. In order to make it fair for everyone, we are implementing a “Two-Win” limit — you may win up to two drawings, but after that, if one of your tickets is drawn again, we will discard it and draw again until a new winner comes forward. We appreciate your help in making this fun and fair for everyone!

Here are a few of the things up for grabs:

Free membership to the Deaf Cultural Center
Free one-year membership to HLAA (new members only)
Sonic-Connect 2
Movie passes to Screenland Crown Center
Gift certificates to Grace Design and Esthetics
A movie basket with treats and DVDs
Gift cards to various retail establishments

(Some of these are multiple items, so there may be two different winners drawn for those.)

So be sure to join us on Saturday, June 7 from 4:30pm to 8:30 pm at Shawnee Mission Park,  (7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS) Shelter 8 (click link for a map of the park — Shelter 8 is toward the southwest side of the lake) for your chance to win some of these amazing prizes!

See you there!

HLAAKC Picnic 2014


HLAAKC 6th Annual Picnic — June 7, 2014

HLAAKC Picnic 2014

Quick, what are you doing on Saturday, June 7 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm? We have the answer: Coming to our sixth annual picnic at Shawnee Mission Park, Shelter #8! (Click here for a handy map of the park — Shelter 8 is on the southeast side of Shawnee Mission Lake.)

This event is FREE to the public and draws in people with hearing loss from all over Kansas City and is a great way to network and get to know others in your community!

On top of that, there’s fun for the whole family! The shelter is close to a playground and there’s room to play volleyball!

Who will be there? YOU, of course! And your kids. And your neighbors. And anyone else you want to invite! Meet your HLAAKC steering committee, meet new friends and visit vendors!

Booths open at 4:30, so be sure to stop by to visit:

Caption Call
Coalition For Independence
Deaf Expression
Deaf International
Edward Jones
Hometown Hearing
Origami Owl and Scentsy
Sign Language Specialists
TMC Mental Health
… and more!

We’re also hosting a raffle to raise money for our chapter — your generous donations go toward printing costs, room reservations and enable us to host fun events like this! Some of the items up for grabs include movie tickets to open-captioned movies at Screenland Crown Center, a sonic alert alarm, gift cards and more!

We start eating at 5pm! Sandwiches, drinks and chips will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 22 so we know how much food to prepare! Either indicate on the Facebook event that you plan to attend, or email us at hlaakc@gmail.com.

We plan to have so much fun that we can’t handle it all ourselves! We’re looking for several volunteers to take short 30-minute shifts throughout the picnic to help us with crafts, food, raffle, setup and cleanup. Click here to visit our volunteer signup page, view shift options and to learn more about picnic volunteer opportunities.

Vendors: We have a few booth spaces left! If you’re interested in hosting a booth, please download a booth registration form here: https://hlaakc.com/sponsorship

Please note that one booth space is about half a picnic table; you may purchase more than one space if you prefer to have the whole table. First come, first served!

MANY thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Associated Audiologists
Sign Language Specialists
Hamilton Relay
Nexus Interpreting